All our tours are designed to have a minimum impact on the environment. Our guides are trained to respect the natural surroundings and its inhabitants, we never feed or touch wild animals or leave designated trails in delicate environments. We pursue a “Leave No Trace” and “take nothing but memories” policy. Furthermore, we work with environmentally responsible accommodations whenever possible and foster responsible interactions between travelers and local people to create positive advantages on both sides. For more information, check out our commitment.
EcoCircuitos partners in community development projects with local organizations such as Casa Esperanza, supporting children and indigenous communities as well as rural development programs. We work with local suppliers and accommodations whenever possible, the majority of EcoCircuitos drivers and guides are Panamanian. For more information, check out our commitment.
EcoCircuitos supports a variety of community projects. We also offer volunteer vacations upon request. If you are planning to make a donation, we can put you in contact with a suitable program.
When you buy souvenirs, try to buy them directly from the producers, not at souvenir stores at the airport or in shopping centers. Eat at local restaurants and stay in locally-owned accommodations to make sure your money benefits local communities, and not international or foreign corporations. Click here for tips of how to travel responsibly.
The major thing you can do is to leave no trash behind. Bring a re-usable water bottle and lunch box to reduce the amount of garbage you produce. Always follow your guide’s instructions, do not leave designated trails, feed or touch wild animals or pick flowers. Leave the place you visited the way you found it. At the hotel, try to reduce your water and energy consumption, keep your showers short, and turn off electrical appliances when you do not use them. Try not using air conditioning on full power all the time. For more information on how to travel responsibly click here.